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Surviving in an Asian Megacity


Published 2005


With a population of over 10 million, Indonesia's capital Jakarta is one of Asia's mega-cities. Like similar cities, there is increasing tension between an expanding elite population and a growing urban poor. The mayor of Jakarta has a solution to this problem - evict the urban poor. This video looks at life in three poor communities in Jakarta, highlighting their strategies for survival in very uncertain times.


Run time 5:34
Producer Robert Wyrod
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language Bahasa Indonesia
Contact Information rjwyrod@uchicago.edu

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